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UCSF Study In Rats Suggests Synthetic Drug Mimicking Marijuana Might Be Used To
...to move their tails away from a heatsource. In the first
experiment, rats that were given WIN55,212-2 kept their tails onthe heat source much longer than rats that were not given the drug, indicatingthe drug reduced pain. However, after the researchers shut down the RVM, ratsthat were given WIN55,212-2 no...
PAHO Responds To Countries Affected By Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal For
Emergency Funds For Haiti And Dominican Republic
...ines and supplies lost in the hurricane, toprovide first
aid equipment, surveillance, control and testing measures forwater-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria and diarrheal disease, and to cleanup hospitals and health services affected by flooding, he said. In the Dominican Republic, where heal...
University Of California San Francisco Dental School Launches Pilot Program For Pre-Dental Students
...rogram, called the Dental Post-Bac Program, is the first
programin the country designed to help students from a range of circumstances becomesuccessful dentists. There are similar programs for potential medical studentsat University of California campuses in Davis, Irvine and San Diego. The UCSFprogram, ...
Study Shows Efavirenz Promising In Treating Pediatric HIV Infection: Leads To Approval Of New Drug For Testing HIV-Infected Children
...sults of an interim analysis of the first
pediatric study of efavirenz, a new non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) that can be taken once daily. The purpose of the study, known as PACTG 382, is to determine the saf...
University Of Texas Southwestern Studies Excimer Laser For Treating Farsightedness With Combined
... That hope finally paid off, and Segars, the first
patient to undergo arevolutionary laser treatment ...inical research sites in the nation and one of the first
to begincorrecting the condition using this investigational outpatient procedure.Although UT Southwe...
Electronic Nose Inspects Cheese, Hints At Human Sense Of Smell
...ell.That was essential as a first
step to determining whetherthese devices would be useful in industry and research," said Harper. The results appeared in a recent issue of the journalMilk Sc...
Successful Atherosclerosis Treatment Program
...l and beta-carotene. To our knowledge, this is the first
report to document a reduction in LDL oxidation in coronary artery disease patients undergoing atherosclerosis-reversal therapy....
Steroids May Reverse Loss Of Substance Tied To Nervous-System Diseases
...f Neuroscience Research, Glaser's team reportedthe first
technique for observing the continual synthesis of...d by morethan 2-fold. Their findings provided the first
live look at the signals initiatingmyelin formation in live cells, Glaser said. Before his new ass...
Eating Berries Can Help Lower LDL Cholesterol
...nes," said Frankel. "As far aswe know, this is the first
time berry extracts have been evaluated for theirantioxidant activities in human low-density lipoproteins." Research is ongoing to determine the amount of berries a person wouldneed to consume in order to reap the antioxidant benefits, accord...
BioNumerik Reports The Supercomputer Supported Discovery Of New, Non-Toxic Chemotherapy Protecting Agent
...mon chemical mechanism. A common feature of many first
generation platinum protecting agents is thepresence of reactive sulfur-containing chemical groups that can interact withplatinum drugs in the blood plasma and can cause toxicity. BioNumerik haspursued the discovery and development of new second-gen...
Beyond Pharmaceuticals: Business And Academic Leaders Forecast The Future Of "Combinatorial Chemistry"
...erials such as polymers andcatalysts. "This is the first
conference devoted entirely to this emergingtechno...uished ResearchScientist with Glaxo Wellcome Inc., first
used a combinatorial method toidentify the chemical group on an antigen that was recognized by a spe...
UNC Researchers Find Drug-Resistant HIV In Semen
...hows how thiscan happen," he says. "It is also the first
to demonstrate that if men, andpresumably women, do not have adequate suppression of their virus, as measuredby levels of the virus in their blood, they are very likely to sheddrug-resistant strains of HIV in their genital secretions. And that is vir...
UNC-CH Studies Show Medicine Can Reverse Osteoporosis From Transplants, Cystic Fibrosis
...outmuch success," Aris said. "We think this is the first
evidence not only that youcan treat osteoporosis a...nsplantation for cystic fibrosis, but alsoit's the first
evidence of a good drug response to osteoporosis aftertransplant." Doctors are required to g...
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Leads To Lower Child IQ Scores, Language Skills
...he Oct. 23, 1998, issue of Science, and providethe first
systematic glimpse at the long-term effects of prenatal cocaine exposure.Until this point, most studies have involved only infants and preschoolers. "The good news is it gives people room to be optimistic about these kids beca...
UCSF Recruting Breast Cancer Patients For Herbal Therapy Study
...ornia San Francisco are recruitingpatients for the first
study in the U.S. that will determine the feasibil...linical trial. This novel trial is a crucial first
step to integrating traditionalChinese medicine, where effective, into the standard of care for brea...
Hormone Therapy Increases Survival Of High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
...ived radiotherapyalone," Roach said. "This is the first
study to suggest that some prostatecancer patients may need to take hormonal therapy for as long as breast cancerpatients typically do in order to reach the maximum effect of the treatment." He noted that prostate and breast cancer are similar dise...
6,000 Pharmaceutical Scientists Convene November 15-19 In San Francisco
...akthroughs, presented for the first
time at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting, are listed below: Sound-Alike Drugs Cause Potentially Dangerous Prescription Errors -- ...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
...businesses since 1982. In 1989 Hagness was in the first
entering class of the McCormick School's HonorsProgram in Undergraduate Research, a combined B.S./Ph.D. program. She receivedher B.S. in electrical engineering in 1993, graduating at the top of herMcCormick class. She also received national honors, i...
New Study Finds Anonymous HIV Testing Linked To Earlier Participation In Testing And Follow-Up Medical Care
...oup werepresenting earlier for care, their average first
CD4 count (427) was higher thanthat of those testing confidentially (267). CD-4 cells coordinate the overallaction of the human immune system. They are the primary target of HIV and wouldtend to decrease as HIV disease progresses. Persons wh...
Study Finds Less Intensive Treatments May Not Maintain HIV Suppression
...omepatients. Begun in early 1997, ACTG 343 is the first
large-scale clinical trial toinvestigate whether one- or two-drug therapies can hold virus production at bayafter HIV levels are driven down by intensive therapy. The multicenter studyenrolled more than 500 individuals, each of whom had HIV viral lo...
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